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A 50-year-old male asked:

since this morning, intermittent flutter/twitch just below ribs, left side. heart rate normal and strong. no pain, but sometimes feel out of breath.

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Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 20 years experience
Concerning: With no more history than you provided, can only say you definitely need evaluation, ER
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Definitley agree....please do not take this lightly. Go to the ER as soon as possible.
Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Arrhythmia : You should feel your pulse. If it's regular then it's not atrial fibrillation. However it could be atrial flutter. Furthermore, it could be premature ventricular contractions. I would suggest an EKG, TSH, and basic labs to start.

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